Josh Parker is hoping to extend his stay at Charlton as his short-term contract is set to expire this summer.

The 28-year-old is among a handful of players and staff whose deals are up in several weeks, including the manager Lee Bowyer who guided the Addicks to their Championship return.

After the League One play-off final against Sunderland at Wembley, which Charlton won thanks a last-gasp Patrick Bauer winner, he admitted he was unsure about what happens next for him.

But Parker hopes to be part of Bowyer’s plans for next year, with the Addicks boss having a huge task ahead of him this summer.

“There’s, what, 14 players out of contract, including four or five on loan, so basically the whole squad is literally not here at the minute,” he said.

“But the manager will obviously do what he needs to do and, at the end of the day, it’s football. I’m just happy to be a part of what’s just happened.”

Asked whether he’d like to stay on at The Valley, Parker added: “Of course, of course. I think the manager is very much aware, and the players are aware, that it’s a very unique group.

“It’s a very diverse group – a lot of cultures, a lot of different styles of football, a mixture of young and old – and I think that’s what makes the team so special because it has room to grow into something even better in the Championship.”

In the post-match press conference, Bowyer said himself Charlton’s squad would need to be rebuilt – irrespective of whether they won promotion or not.

Questions remain over whether key players, such as Joe Aribo and Patrick Bauer, who have been linked with several other clubs, will sign new deals.

However, Parker believes the Addicks can use the success of the season just gone to achieve even more if the core group remains together.

“In terms of what they can now go on to achieve, I think the limits are endless,” he added. “I think they can do the same thing in the Championship, I honestly do.

“I’ve said it all along: this group of players, and the quality that they are capable of, whether we perform or not in certain games, I don’t think it’ll ever happen again in League One.

“I don’t, because some of the players in this squad are going to go on to do amazing things. Jonny Williams; we know what he can be when he’s fully fit, he’s an unbelievable player.

“Joe Aribo; he’s probably going to go on to play in the Premier League, if not bigger things. There’s so many – Anfernee [Dijksteel] – like, the list is endless to what [they can achieve] so if they’re able to keep the core of the squad together they could have a squad for a long time.”